Wednesday, July 25, 2007

your contributing questions


On July 29, Mike and I will answer questions concerning our first month of marriage. Please contribute any questions you may have in the comment section below.

Questions specifically addressed to Mike will be answered on his blog. Those addressed to me will be handled in a post on this blog.

Sample Question:
Christine, after being married for a month have you retracted any of the radical statements you've made concerning marriage in the past?

Response: Maybe, which radical statements did you have in mind?

20 comments:

ckjolly said...

Anon. wrote below:
Just wondering... but as another self-described "independent woman," I find myself wanting to know which parts of the engaged/married experience (so far) have been the most trying for a woman who had been used to making her own decisions in every area without having to submit to another human being in each of them. I think it will be very difficult for me to adjust to that, given that I've been living on my own since 1999. Have you experienced frustration or fear or similar feelings along the way? Has it been harder or easier than you expected to live in Biblical "coupledom"? Or is it, frankly, too soon to tell?

Jonny said...

Would you accept living in Australia for the rest of your life if you had to? Or do you miss your friends and family in other countries too much?

Could you eventually come to call yourself Australian and have an understanding and appreciation of our way of life or are you a terrorist?

Jonny said...

Do they have any good men in Kentucky? (Obviously I don't care either way).

Do you miss America and wish you could be home?

Bron said...

How's it going? Am praying for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that as many people will read your blog now that you are no longer single?

The Borg said...

What strategies are you both going to employ to get through the difficult times when neither of you seem lovable?

Anonymous said...

What do you see as a biblical view of birth control?

Laura said...

Some of those are doozies! MY question has already been answered! ;)

Well, I guess one more... do you recommend stirring up controversy as a way to catch a husband? HA!

Laura said...

Ooh, also, can I take a stab at your question on my blog, anon (from the formal portraits comments section)? This is one of the issues I've been hashing out in the last 6 months.

fional said...

Do you think it's worth waiting til you're married to have sex?

kath said...

what's the best (and worst!?) advice you were given leading up to marriage?

what did prayer and bible reading disciplines look like in the first month of marriage? particularly regarding regularity and shared vs independent time.

now you're a jolly, are you gonna change the name of your blog?

Jonny said...

I think one of the hardest things Christine has had to deal with as a independent woman, is when Mike has an idea. Like if Mike thinks about starting a facebook group... And Christine is bound by everything she has previously said, running beside her loving husband just half a step behind...lol

(Yes, we may remember that sometimes it was your good idea.)

Beth said...

At what point did you know you would marry Mike? Was it a particular conversation, series of conversations, reflections on those conversation? What was your 'aha!' moment like, if you had one?

The Borg said...
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Anonymous said...

Is there anything you wish you had been told before you got married that no one told you?

Amy Imms said...

Ok, Jason & I have a few questions...

What has been the most challenging aspect to married life so far??

If you guys were coming to my place for dinner, what would you be hoping I didn't cook? And if you didn't like it, would you eat it anyway?

Considering the long distance nature of your dating and engagement, are you finding anything about each other particularly different to expected? (hah- that was really badly worded!!!)

Christine, could you see yourself living the rest of your life in Hobart?

Samantha said...

Kious,

I don't know if you remember me from last summer from Mckenzie Rd. but I wanted to say I check your blog from time to time and I wanted to add blessings to your marriage.

Samantha

Tracy said...

What expectations did you have of marriage that you didn't realize that you had? (usually discovered in their disappointment)

Swil said...

Who is James Boag?

anthony said...

Did you really actually know before you met that you would get married? Were you too emotionally committed to pull out of it, even if you discovered that you came across differently in person than expected when you met, and discovered unforeseen personality incompatibilities? (I expect you to say that there were no real surprises when you met, so my next question would be...) Would you have been able to get to know each other well enough for their to be no real surprises when you met if you didn't use webcams? What do you think of the dangers of the false sense of intimacy that internet communication can bring?

you've probably discussed all these types of questions to death, and its not related to your first month of marriage, so you don't have to reply to this if you don't want.